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Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings,

I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.

It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »

DNA PCR HIV

Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
. Can someone please tackle this? Point is, if the DNA PCR test can determine the presence of HIV as soon as the symptoms of ARS are felt, then it may make some sense to counsel people who are going out of their minds waiting 3 months for a test and... Read more »

PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am just about to finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now... Read more »

Tesla? DNA PCR??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tesla - I saw in one of your posts that the ultra-sensitive DNA/PCR tests may have the ability to detect virus in the bloodstream soon after infection. How do you know this? I had blood drawn 24 hours after a medium to high risk exposure as a... Read more »

Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
Hi I was at risk and I had two exposers within same months from raped but all my testing negative my gf she is neg and I was corcern about will she miss up my testing period . I been tested from two weeks two 19 months negative
I have did few hiv... Read more »
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Window period for PCR(Qualitative test)

Dear Doctors,I have done an HIV PCR(Qualitative) test 20 days post the potential exposure. The test readsSpecimen....: EDTA PlasmaHIV PCR.....: Negative by Nested PCRI have done some research and the info over the internet regarding the PCR test are...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. In most cases, a Qualitative PCR or PCR-DNA test is highly accurate within 48 to 72 hours. However, a small number of people don't have viral loads that are high enough to confirm a diagnosis until 28 days after... Read more »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to an appropriate archived entry that is just fine. Through my searches however, I can't find anything to answer my question. Also, before I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Certainly no apologies needed. The HIV "window period" is a confusing topic and recommendations can change as we learn more about HIV pathogenesis and the body's immune response to HIV infection and as we improve our testing... Read more »

RNA PCR vs. DNA PCR

Hello Dr. Henry,You seem to be a proponent of RNA PCR testing. In many of your responses, you mention if someone is concerned about his/her status despite a negative ELISA he/she should consider an RNA PCR test. My question to you is do you feel...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I don't believe that the HIV DNA test is as standardized or interpretable as the HIV RNA test. There are incredibly few cases where an HIV antibody test and HIV RNA test were negative while the HIV DNA test was positive and those situations... Read more »

please answer (RNA PCR versus DNA PCR 2009)

dear doc bob i had a risky hiv incounter from oral sex with a csw and drug abuser wich landed me with genital herpes 2 weeks later i started experincing a mono like illness so i went and had a 3 month antibody test wich came back negative symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex is considered to carry only a very minimal risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Genital herpes is much more easily contracted via oral sex than HIV.The sensitivity and specificity of HIV PCR DNA (qualitative) and HIV RNA PCR... Read more »
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